THE HISTORY OF THE 8TH PARACHUTE BATTALION IN NORMANDY, 6TH JUNE TO 6TH SEPTEMBER 1944

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  1. Kia Ora

    Kia Ora Member

    Hello all.
    Does anyone know where I could view this book by RA (Tony) Leake. It was written in 1994 according to the IWM.
    Many thanks.
    THE HISTORY OF THE 8TH PARACHUTE BATTALION IN NORMANDY, 6TH JUNE TO 6TH SEPTEMBER 1944
     
  2. Bedee

    Bedee Well-Known Member

  3. Kia Ora

    Kia Ora Member

    Hello Bedee,
    Thanks for your reply, it made interesting reading. I think a trip to Duxford will probably be the best way forward.
    I have been trying to find out any information about my grandad and the circumstances that led him to be a casualty on 6TH JUNE.
    As so much time has gone by information is hard to find, certainly from anyone that may have known him.
    I for one will never forget them.
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Do you have his service records
     
  6. Kia Ora

    Kia Ora Member

    Thanks Clive
    I will contact them and see if they are offering a copy service, but I wonder if they do, with Covid and lockdown.
    To answer your question, yes I do have access to his service record and have posted his name rank number in another thread on 8th Parachute Battalion. CQMS James Berrisford.
    Regards
    Phil
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Phil
    I enquired recently and you send off a form requesting the item you want copied and they give you a price but no timescale given as to how long it would be

    Regards
    Clive
     
  8. Kia Ora

    Kia Ora Member

    Hi Clive
    Thanks for that, I'll contact them after Easter and ask for a form.
    Thank goodness for the Internet.
    I was 15 years old when my grandad passed away. Like many of his generation, he didn't talk about his wartime experience.
    Regards
    Philip
     

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